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Useful Tropical Plants

Sageraea laurina

Dalzell

Annonaceae


We are using the name accepted by Annonaceae (http://www.annonaceae.org/frameset.html). The name Sageraea laurifolia is sometimes used in modern treatments.

+ Synonyms

Bocagea dalzellii Hook.f. & Thomson

Guatteria laurifolia J.Graham

Sageraea laurifolia (J.Graham) Blatt.

Common Name:

Sageraea laurina
Drawing of the leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta, vol. 4: t. 35 (1893) [n.a.]
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General Information

Sageraea laurina is an evergreen tree growing about 12 metres tall.
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of wood.
The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2011)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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Year
0
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - southern India.

Habitat

An understorey tree in wet, evergreen forests at elevations from 200 - 600 metres.

Properties

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height12.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves are used as a fomentation in the treatment of rheumatism[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

The light yellow, sometimes red, wood is even-grained, rather heavy, hard, tough and elastic. It is used for making shafts[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
]. A handsome wood, it looks likely to be useful for cabinet making[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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